A friend of mine, living near Johannesburg, went shopping right in the (dangerous) city centre and came across a fabric shop. She immediately phoned me telling me about the bargains and offered to buy some fabric. The only drawback with this shop is that you could only get it at a real bargain, if you bought at least 3 metres at a time. She went ahead and bought me a couple of pieces which she believed I could use.
Well I am not complaining and her daughter who brought the fabric to me, said she hoped I didn’t think it was ugly. I nearly laughed telling her that quilters hardly ever find any fabric ugly. Somewhere, sometime that unused piece of fabric will work perfectly in whatever you may plan next.
She even invited me and a couple of local quilting friends to come through one Friday morning (the shop is not open on weekends) and do fabric shopping and spend the rest of the weekend just visiting the centre of the city. She, a well-travelled girl, says the sights, sounds and people you encounter there, makes it seem like travelling to a foreign city. I am so tempted but I wonder which of my quilting friends would be brave enough to do this with me.